Ezekiel 21:20
New International Version
Mark out one road for the sword to come against Rabbah of the Ammonites and another against Judah and fortified Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
one road going to Ammon and its capital, Rabbah, and the other to Judah and fortified Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
Mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the Ammonites and to Judah, into Jerusalem the fortified.

Berean Study Bible
Mark out one road for the sword to come against Rabbah of the Ammonites, and another against Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

King James Bible
Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.

New King James Version
Appoint a road for the sword to go to Rabbah of the Ammonites, and to Judah, into fortified Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
You shall mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

NASB 1995
"You shall mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

NASB 1977
“You shall mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

Amplified Bible
You shall point out a way for the [Babylonian] sword to come to Rabbah [the capital] of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

Christian Standard Bible
Mark out a road that the sword can take to Rabbah of the Ammonites and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Mark out a road that the sword can take to Rabbah of the Ammonites and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt appoint a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and to Judah in Jerusalem the fortified.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And make a road that the sword may come against Rabbath of the children of Amon, and against Yehuda, and against the mighty Jerusalem

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that the sword may enter in upon Rabbath of the children of Ammon, and upon Judea, and upon Jerusalem in the midst thereof.

Contemporary English Version
Clearly mark where the two roads lead. One goes to Rabbah, the capital of Ammon, and the other goes to Jerusalem, the fortified capital of Judah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt make a way that the sword may come to Rabbath of the children of Ammon, and to Juda unto Jerusalem the strong city.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt appoint a way, for the sword to come to Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.

Good News Translation
One will show the king the way to the Ammonite city of Rabbah, and the other the way to Judah, to the fortified city, Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Mark the road that the king and his sword can take to the Ammonite city of Rabbah, and mark the road that leads to Judah and the fortified city of Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
Set it to point one way for bringing the sword against Rabbah, the descendants of Ammon, and the other way against Judah and fortified Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt make a way, that the sword may come to Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and to Judah in Jerusalem the fortified.

Literal Standard Version
Appoint a way for the coming of the sword, "" To Rabbath of the sons of Ammon, "" And to Judah, in fortified Jerusalem.

NET Bible
Mark out the routes for the sword to take: "Rabbah of the Ammonites" and "Judah with Jerusalem in it."

New Heart English Bible
You shall appoint a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the people of Ammon, and to Judah in Jerusalem, the fortified.

World English Bible
You shall appoint a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and to Judah in Jerusalem the fortified.

Young's Literal Translation
A way appoint for the coming of the sword, Unto Rabbath of the sons of Ammon, And to Judah, in Jerusalem -- the fenced.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD's Sword of Judgment
19“Now you, son of man, mark out two roads for the sword of the king of Babylon to take, both starting from the same land. And make a signpost where the road branches off to each city. 20Mark out one road for the sword to come against Rabbah of the Ammonites, and another against Judah into fortified Jerusalem. 21For the king of Babylon stands at the fork in the road, at the junction of the two roads, to seek an omen: He shakes the arrows, he consults the idols, he examines the liver.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 3:11
(For only Og king of Bashan had remained of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed of iron, nine cubits long and four cubits wide, is still in Rabbah of the Ammonites.)

Psalm 48:12
March around Zion, encircle her, count her towers,

Psalm 48:13
consider her ramparts, tour her citadels, that you may tell the next generation.

Psalm 125:1
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion. It cannot be moved; it abides forever.

Psalm 125:2
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people, both now and forevermore.

Jeremiah 49:2
Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will sound the battle cry against Rabbah of the Ammonites. It will become a heap of ruins, and its villages will be burned. Then Israel will drive out their dispossessors, says the LORD.

Ezekiel 25:5
I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels, and Ammon a resting place for sheep. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'

Amos 1:14
So I will kindle a fire in the walls of Rabbah to consume its citadels amid war cries on the day of battle and a violent wind on the day of tempest.


Treasury of Scripture

Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defended.

Rabbath

Ezekiel 25:5
And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 3:11
For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.

2 Samuel 12:26
And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

Rabbah

2 Samuel 5:9
So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

2 Chronicles 26:9
Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified them.

2 Chronicles 32:5
Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers, and another wall without, and repaired Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Mark out
תָּשִׂ֔ים (tā·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

one road
דֶּ֣רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

for the sword
חֶ֔רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

to come
לָב֣וֹא (lā·ḇō·w)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

against Rabbah
רַבַּ֣ת (rab·baṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7237: Rabbah -- two places in Israel

of the Ammonites,
בְּנֵֽי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

and [another]
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

against Judah
יְהוּדָ֥ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

into fortified
בְּצוּרָֽה׃ (bə·ṣū·rāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 1219: To cut off, make inaccessible, enclose

Jerusalem.
בִירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (ḇî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel


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